Fallout 3 - HD remake soon? - RPGWatch Forums
|
Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Fallout 3 - HD remake soon?

Default Fallout 3 - HD remake soon?

February 17th, 2016, 10:59
@IGN they speculate that the recent unbanning of Fallout 3 from Germany is connected to an imminent HD release for the game.

Bethesda has said it will reveal why it worked to unban Fallout 3 in Germany "in a couple of weeks," suggesting that a re-release of the 2009 RPG shooter might soon be on the cards.

IGN Germany reports that Bethesda "initiated a difficult and rarely-successful trial" with the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Minors (BPjM) in order to de-list Fallout 3 three years before the end of its statutory ten-year sentence.

In a process involving detailed application letters, costs of up to several thousand Euros and scrutiny from a 'Big Council' of 12 delegates made of German community organisations, State Assessors and BPjM Group Members, the publisher won its case to remove the ban

"In the case of Fallout 3 the request for de-listing was granted even though only seven years passed since the game was banned," the BPjM said in a statement. "The Big Council decided at its meeting on February, 4th that Fallout 3 will be removed from the list because its content is no longer classified as harmful to minors from today's perspective."

IGN Germany asked Bethesda for comment and received the following response; "We cannot give a statement at the moment, but will answer your questions in a couple of weeks."
More information.
Silver is offline

Silver

Silver's Avatar
Spaceman
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 8,694
Mentioned: 71 Post(s)

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 11:11
Honestly: I'm sick and tired of these cheap ripoffs, called HD remakes…

If they would make a remake of Daggerfall, I wouldn't complain -- but seriously, what to remake in HD for FO3?

What will follow?
GOTY HD?
GOTY HD Extended?
GOTY HD Extended Director's Cut?
GOTY HD Extended Director's Cut Complete?
GOTY HD Extended Director's Cut Complete Ultimate Edition?

Please stop this, and make new games instead.
duerer is offline

duerer

Keeper of the Watch

#2

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 784
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 11:20
Originally Posted by duerer View Post
Honestly: I'm sick and tired of these cheap ripoffs, called HD remakes…

If they would make a remake of Daggerfall, I wouldn't complain -- but seriously, what to remake in HD for FO3?

What will follow?
GOTY HD?
GOTY HD Extended?
GOTY HD Extended Director's Cut?
GOTY HD Extended Director's Cut Complete?
GOTY HD Extended Director's Cut Complete Ultimate Edition?

Please stop this, and make new games instead.
yeah i think every gamer agrees with that
They Live is offline

They Live

Sentinel

#3

Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 257
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 11:27
steal a graphics mod from nexus, add a few new code lines or whatever, sell the game as hd, profit
--
Favorite Game: Gothic II
My steam profile
porcozaur is offline

porcozaur

porcozaur's Avatar
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

#4

Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,002
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 11:47
Well, having all traces of GFWL removed, steam workshop integration added and maybe some other enhancements/fixes (I still need to use the fix for having too many cpu cores) wouldn´t be too bad.

In my dream scenario it would also be enhanced to make use of Vulkan and a Linux port would be available (but that´s probably hoping for too much)

On the other hand, I do agree that only updating the graphics in F3, is by itself pretty much pointless reason for doing a re-release.
Feist is offline

Feist

Feist's Avatar
Sentinel

#5

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Sweden
Posts: 308
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 11:53
Maybe it will also support Win 7-10? In that case I'm all for it. Merely a HD edition is not that interesting by itself.

pibbur

pibbur who

Guest

#6

Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 11:53
I would rather see New Vegas receive a HD makeover, that is Fallout game I would like to finish without needing to frack around with mods. Last attempt was terrible and I had see through walls and humans without heads
I gave up on FNV after that.
Archangel is offline

Archangel

SasqWatch

#7

Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,819
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 12:21
Originally Posted by Feist View Post
Well, having all traces of GFWL removed, steam workshop integration added and maybe some other enhancements/fixes (I still need to use the fix for having too many cpu cores) wouldn´t be too bad.

In my dream scenario it would also be enhanced to make use of Vulkan and a Linux port would be available (but that´s probably hoping for too much)
Yup, this would be a perfect PATCH for free…
… but not a full blown re-release for say, $20 perhaps?
It's a good bargain, mister! You won't regret it!
duerer is offline

duerer

Keeper of the Watch

#8

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 784
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 15:34
Originally Posted by duerer View Post
Honestly: I'm sick and tired of these cheap ripoffs, called HD remakes…

If they would make a remake of Daggerfall, I wouldn't complain.
So really your just sick and tired of them not remaking the games you want them too.

Seriously though, I have no problem with the remakes. Maybe if there was a shortage of new games to play I would.

I don't know about everyone else but my backlog of games is so long I'll never play them all anyway so I don't think the remake revolution is hurting anything.

Also some smaller companies are using the remakes to springboard themselves to being able to make new games, like beamdog.

sakichop

Guest

#9

Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 16:06
Todd and Pete wanted a new Tesla each, so we're getting a remake
--
c-computer, r-role, p-playing, g-game, nut-extreme fan
=crpgnut or just
'nut @crpgnut
aka survivalnut
crpgnut is offline

crpgnut

crpgnut's Avatar
Survival Game Nut
RPGWatch Donor
Original Sin Donor

#10

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: St. Louis, Mo USA
Posts: 8,536
Mentioned: 60 Post(s)

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 16:17
Just like duerer I'm sick and tired of completely unnecessary remakes.
Especially "remakes" that are actually ports to phones.
99% of these games are/were still acceptable in their original shape and platform. Those who game on phones already have Candy Crush Saga so let's not disturb their way of life, please.

Meanwhile, there are some games out there that got so dated with both sound and graphics, yell for a remake, but noone cares.

#1 has to get a remake game is Anachronox. Not HD release, but a remake.
Reasons:
- By today's standards gfx/sfx is not… Peachy. HD won't change that.
- Endless trashmob respawns idiocy needs to get removed which will automatically address the slowstart problem caused by crawling through same areas and mobs too many times.
- Combat mode feels too FinalFanasy-y, scrap it and put either full turnbased or RTwP.
- Taking shots with camera, in fact collecting pokemon just because and no other reason also needs to get removed.
- Automatic attributes build on levelup instead of allowing the player to micromanage it on at least the main protagonist and get creative is also something that should be changed.
- The original ending needs to be addressed properly, not leaving fans to speculate what would happen if Anox2 was ever made.
--
Toka Koka
joxer is offline

joxer

joxer's Avatar
The Smoker
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#11

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 23,175
Mentioned: 200 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 17:06
My old Fallout Three still works just fine, I have no need for anything new.
Carnifex is offline

Carnifex

SasqWatch

#12

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Holly Hill, FL.
Posts: 12,810
Mentioned: 49 Post(s)

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 17:27
If they change anything to do with the pathetic engine (no ironsights, no real crafting, no weapon modding), they'll likely break 99% of the mods on the Nexus. For a game very few people still play. And let's not even begin to entertain thoughts of them recreating every single texture for use in Fallout 4's new new new Gamebryo.

I highly doubt they'll do anything radical like that - that would involve money. More than likely, this is just getting rid of GFWL and replacing it with Steamworks (achievements, oh so shiny), and porting the mess to XboxOne. A few weeks' worth of effort by one employee to cash in on the new Fallout 4 popularity and sell another 100,000 units of that clunky piece of shit - a title I can't personally stand to play even under Tale of Two Wastelands (w/ FNV features) on account of it being so monotonous and chock full of cringe-worthy dialogue at every corner.
Drithius is offline

Drithius

Drithius's Avatar
Laughing Gnome

#13

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 5,280
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 18:33
Originally Posted by Drithius View Post
chock full of cringe-worthy dialogue at every corner.
But… but… they had Liam Neeson…!

…Yeah, yeah, we all know Beth is the only entertainment company that made even Patrick Stewart sound lame, so…. I'm not surprised.

Hey, for FO3 HD they might even secure Justin Bieber for sound talent!
To hell with Ink Spots! Customers need something more contemporary!
duerer is offline

duerer

Keeper of the Watch

#14

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 784
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 18:46
Originally Posted by sakichop View Post
So really your just sick and tired of them not remaking the games you want them too.

Seriously though, I have no problem with the remakes.
On the other hand, I feel ripped of, my good Sir.
Case in point: I have a PS4 and it is full of "HD remasters". Final Fantasy X, God of War, Last of Us, Uncharted, you name it -- and more recently…
… tadaaaaaa…
Frickin Final Fantasy SEVEN! (In glorious upscaled "HD", no less!)
Because you cannot import your older PSN PSOne purchases to PS4!
Doesn't matter, you'll buy it again, wouldn't you?

I understand the business logic behind this dreadful practice though.
AAA games requiring more and more time and money to develop, and marketing must keep the ball rolling at retail.
Nevertheless, there must be some alternative to this ripoff.
duerer is offline

duerer

Keeper of the Watch

#15

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 784
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 19:09
Yep, this sounds like a pretty lame cash grab. The game they should really remake into a modern engine is Morrowind. That is something I would gladly pay full price for. But they, of course, should keep all the complexity, and not dumb down any of the game mechanics in the remake, it should be a graphical remake only. Unless they are going to fix and update the combat system, and maybe incorporate the best and most popular mods, that would be acceptable. Morrowind was so famous and well regarded as a rpg in its time, so it should be given a remake by Bethesda.
Arkadia7 is offline

Arkadia7

Arkadia7's Avatar
SasqWatch
Original Sin 2 Donor

#16

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pacific NorthWest, USA!
Posts: 1,771
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 19:30
I am torn about game re-releases of this fashion, however I do 'usually' lean towards supporting it. Yes it's a way to milk more money from you - assuming you already played the game - but it does keep the product alive, supported and maintained. A lame metaphor but it's like taking your car to the shop for a new part.. it keeps it running longer.

It gives games a lifespan beyond release and done, which as a developer I'd want to do, why cast something you spent so much time on into the shadows of time?

Of course the argument to this is a solid game release will stand the test of time but, things do not always work out so perfectly.
--
The insane King of Orilios, Spazz Maticus.
-Heroes of Might and Magic IV
Embolus is offline

Embolus

Embolus's Avatar
Watchdog

#17

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 204
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 19:32
But … Fallout 4 doesn't look that much better than Fallout 3.

There are incremental improvements, of course, but nothing like the differences between (for example) the three last Elder Scrolls games.

I don't see the point of bothering with a remake for just somewhat more detailed textures, especially when you can get much the same effect from hi-res graphics mods for free.
--
"But if it's a battle," he said, "which side is which?"
"If it's a battle," said Lilac.
Hexprone is offline

Hexprone

Hexprone's Avatar
Thou hast lost an eighth!

#18

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,198
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 20:08
Originally Posted by sakichop View Post
So really your just sick and tired of them not remaking the games you want them too.
I think his point is that there's not much to gain from doing HD remakes of games that aren't that old. A game like Daggerfall which is 20+ years old would obviously benefit from it a hell of a lot more than FO3.

Drithius hit the nail on the head though. It's much easier and less costly to just make some minor improvements on a more modern game and then label it as an HD remake for some quick cash.
JDR13 is offline

JDR13

JDR13's Avatar
SasqWatch
Original Sin Donor

#19

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Florida, US
Posts: 30,257
Mentioned: 105 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

February 17th, 2016, 20:46
Fallout 3 is not that old to justify an HD remake, it still looks good enough for an RPG and its sequel doesn't look that much better afterall.

Anyway, keep in mind this is just speculation at the moment, Bethesda still has to do an announcement, so it could be anything.
Francesco is offline

Francesco

Watcher

#20

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
+1:
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Fallout 3 - HD remake soon?
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 00:58.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by DragonByte Security (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright by RPGWatch